The Social Security disability insurance program offers monthly benefits to people who are unable to work due to a medical condition. People who are too sick or disabled to work depend on these monthly benefits to cover their medical expenses and necessities. If you have filed a claim for the Social Security disability insurance program and have been denied, call a social security lawyer at Harris & Graves P.A. We will work quickly to appeal your denial and fight to get your claim approved and the money you need.
Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability?
There are criteria one must meet in order to be eligible to receive such benefits. You may apply if you:
- are age 18 or older.
- have worked and paid Social Security Taxes long enough to qualify;
- have a medical condition that has prevented you from working OR is expected to prevent you from working for at least 12 months OR end in death; and
- reside in the United States or one of its territories.
If you need Social Security Disability Benefits You Can Begin Your Application Immediately.
When you are sick or disabled and can no longer work, social security benefits are available to help cover your expenses. You can begin the application process right away. Pursuing a claim through Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSD/DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can be a daunting and tedious job.
To make filing a South Carolina Social Security claim a bit easier for you, we have created a step-by-step guide to help you pursue the benefits you may need.
What to do if your Social Security Disability Benefits are Denied
About 75% of applications for Social Security benefits are initially denied. Because of case backlog within the Social Security Administration (SSA), we recommend seeking legal help from a social security disability lawyer as soon as you receive notice that your claim was rejected. The timeframe you have to appeal your denial of Social Security disability benefits is limited– if you do not take action immediately, you risk having to start the entire application process over.
The Social Security Lawyers at Harris & Graves Can Help.
The attorneys at Harris & Graves can do more than provide you with the adequate representation your case deserves. We have been advocates for those denied benefits since our firm’s founding. Harris and Graves is an experienced personal injury law firm in South Carolina with offices in Greenville, Columbia, Spartanburg, Rock Hill and Florence. Our law firm has been serving South Carolina since 1977 and handles cases including auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and workers compensation. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at 877-958-8038 or complete our inquiry contact form.